Any efforts to solve it?
Hint: multiply the second equation by -7 and sum (1) and (2) equation.
Write here what you got.
I tried that and this is what I got....
8x + 7y = -50
-3x + y = 26
8x + 7y = -50
21x -7y = -182
29x = 232
Divide both by 29
X = 8
I then plug in 8 into one of the equations to solve for y
-3(8) + Y =26
-24 + Y = 26
Y = 26 + 24
Y = 50
8(8) + 7 (50) = -50
64 + 350 = -50 (false)
and this is where I am having a hard time. What am I doing wrong?